Posted July 01, 2012 on AP on Fox
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David Ortiz hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 for a split of the four-game series. Ryan Kalish, pinch-hitting for Brent Lillibridge, hit a one-out double off the right-center field wall against Seattle reliever Brandon League in the 10th. Dustin Pedroia followed with a single to right, putting runners at the corners. Ortiz, announced earlier in the day as the AL's designated hitter in the All-Star game, hit a 2-0 pitch to deep right field for the go-ahead run. Vicente Padilla (2-0) pitched a scoreless ninth. Alfredo Aceves recorded his 19th save. Pedroia tied it in the eighth with his sixth home run of the season. He connected off Jason Vargas, who allowed five hits in eight innings. Vargas has given up 22 homers this year, matching a career high - it took him 201 innings last year, 117 this season. When the ball went over the fence, Vargas put both hands on top of his head and Pedroia pumped a fist as he rounded first. ...
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